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Maris Farms 2013 Harvest of Terror

We’re bringing back the Haunted Woods!

KISSIt’s back! A longer and scarier Haunted Woods, coupled with the Monster Safari returns this season for the 2013 Maris Farms Harvest of Terror, presented by 106.1 KISS FM. The Monster Safari is a high-octane, mega-intense survival shooting experience against an army of zombies, while our Haunted Woods combines a creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest. The tandem of terror begins its frightful season Oct. 5th and continues each Friday & Saturday night (see Schedule & Pricing Page for full schedule) throughout the month, in addition to extra dates in the countdown to Halloween.  These are two high-startle, high action haunted attractions and are not recommended for children under 10 or people with heart conditions.

Monster Safari (Survival Shooting) returns with a twist: the zombies have taken residence!
Last year’s attraction was a continuous “shootfest” over the 1/2-mile trek through the woods in a converted school bus. This season, while the “shootfest” continues, safari goers will have to battle walking dead “encampments” to survive this horror-filled ordeal. You’ll control one of the 40 customized paintball guns to shoot your way back to civilization, lest you join the walking dead that lurks the trails and resides in the woods. This is survival shooting to the absolute max with an army of Zombies to keep you entertained and on your toes. Watch out, these buses and their guns have been known to breakdown at the absolute worst times! Approximately 15 minutes long.  The zombies are shy and have hidden in a remote forest on the farm.  Getting to them involves a 10 minute scenic walk from the ticket booth.

The Haunted Woods (Creeps in the Corn, Freaks in the Forest)
This adventure through Pierce County’s longest and scariest haunt attraction begins with your wait inside an old cattle barn before you embark on the terrifying trail in the corn. The trail meanders through 12-foot tall cornstalks and past creepy creatures and through some very sadistic sets. This terrifying trek through the cornfield is filled with walk thru sets, several animatronic characters and more than 25 actors in full makeup and custom costumes.

After nearly a ½ mile of twists, turns and terror in the corn, you’ll enter a dark forest.  Trees with moving limbs will reach to hug you, and beware the barrel-throwing maniac and the other 20+ freaks that lurk the woods. A psycho, drill-happy dentist and a scary, ground-crawling little girl (who climbs out of an old well) await your company. The trail returns to the cornfield for a climactic last ½ mile of terror! Whatever you do, do not anger the chainsaw-dueling grandparents near the end – they are not happy you’ve invaded their farm! What evil lurks around the next turn? Is someone or something watching you? Can you feel their bloodshot eyes follow your every move as you travel the trail? This is truly not for the faint of heart! Approximately 30-35 minutes long.

Special Note:  Due to an intense fright factor, the Harvest of Terror attractions are NOT recommended to children 10 & under or people with heart conditions.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

Zombie Party to replace Zombie Fun Run!

Participants can sign up HERE!

The South Sound’s walking dead can creep on down for a fun social gathering and sneak peak of the haunt attractions at Maris Farms on Sept. 28th instead of chasing down fun run participants that day.

Rather than attempting to plan, promote and organize The Zombie Fun Run 5K at this late date and risk it being subpar, event organizers Joanne Templeman and Megan Dietrich believe the Zombie ‘Sneak Peak’ Party will provide a less labor intensive, easier-to-promote event (on their end) as well a unique option for its potential patrons, who don’t have nearly as many walking dead events to choose from each weekend as the running community does with running events.

“I think it will gain a bit more traction a lot faster with the ‘zombie communities’ being so popular around here,” Templeman said. “The running community is a great group, but they seem to have a lot more events to choose from each weekend.”

“Plus, we can offer some pretty unique things for our zombie party guests that a lot of other zombie parties can’t just having it be at Maris Farms,” Dietrich said. “We realize there are several zombie events already, but there’s typically only one, maybe two a month versus four or five running events per weekend. It’s a group that loves a gathering and they love to visit new venues I hear.”

Participants can sign up HERE!

The party is from 7-11 pm. Entry is $35 online and includes an event t-shirt, entry into the Haunted Woods and Monster Safari events for their dress rehearsal performances, one beverage at the beer garden or concession stand and entry into a drawing for a season’s pass to Maris Farms, which officially kicks off its 2013 season the following weekend. Party goers will also receive a 2-for-1 coupon to return back to the farm during the season and a “back-door tour” of the monster safari venue if they arrive before 7 pm. Food, beer and cider will all be available as well as purchasing extra paintballs for the Monster Safari. Some other fun activities planned for the evening include an “intestine-eating” contest and zombie makeovers. Walk-up is $40 and does not include a t-shirt.

Located between Bonney Lake and Buckley in rural Pierce County, Maris Farms is home to the month-long fall harvest event known for its 6-acre corn maze, giant pumpkins and scary Harvest of Terror haunts. Those activities (and many more) will officially begin the weekend of Oct. 5-6.

None of the normal daytime activities will be operating that day, but visitors will be able to grab a bite to eat and preview some parts of the farm before it “officially” opens the following weekend.

“We hope to see a farm full of walking dead that day,” farm owner Dale Maris said. “It’s also a nice way to get things rolling for our haunt crew, sort of a soft opening.”

Participants can sign up HERE!

News & Updates

POSTED ON 11/10/2013 :: 09:25 AM


The 2013 Harvest of Terror at Maris Farms has come to an end, but don't think we won't be working hard this off-season to make things better. It was a great month of scaring and zombie-killing with phenomenal weather and an incredible turnout of haunt goers! Thanks for making the trip out in this, our 10th season for the haunted woods, and our second season for the Monster Safari. We have a few exciting improvements already in the works for 2014, so stay tuned!

POSTED ON 09/19/2013 :: 07:55 AM

Harvest Of Terror now a member of Tweetsville!

You can find out all things haunt related at Maris Farms by following our new @harvestofterror Twitter account. The first tweet was sent this morning. Welcome to all who follow us and don't forget, Zombie Sneak Peek Party, Sept. 28, 7-11 pm at Maris Farms - go to and hit the zombie party link to get your tickets! Limited amount available!

POSTED ON 08/28/2013 :: 07:37 AM

Zombie Party to replace Zombie Fun Run!

The inaugural Zombie ‘Sneak Peak’ Party at Maris Farms – a pre-season event that is to die for – is slated for Sept. 28th, at the rural farm between Bonney Lake and Buckley. It has replaced the Zombie Fun Run, which event organizers felt was scheduled much too late to organize and promote properly, let alone compete with the number of other running event options available to people. The Zombie ‘Sneak Peak’ Party is an opportunity for the south sound’s growing zombie population to gather and enjoy some food, drink and a sneak peak of the farm’s Harvest of Terror attractions during their dress rehearsal performances. You can check out details by clicking here.  The Harvest of Terror is a pair of devilish terror featuring a zombie thrill-kill attraction called The Monster Safari and a creepy walk through the corn and forest called The Haunted Woods.

POSTED ON 08/03/2013 :: 10:04 PM

A View From High Above "ZombieVille"

Check it out, an aerial of what the Monster Safari trail looks like during the daylight hours, fresh with new sets being built.

POSTED ON 07/30/2013 :: 09:12 PM

Harvest of Terror tickets available online starting August 1

The Maris Farms Harvest of Terror (presented by 106.1 KISS FM) will make tickets available online for the fall haunts starting Aug. 1. You can purchase for any of the 10 dates from the convenience of your computer and save yourself the potentially long waits in line for walk up tickets. You will also be able to purchase your tickets for daytime entry onto the farm starting Aug. 1. Fall is just around the corner!

POSTED ON 07/26/2013 :: 06:09 PM

Check out the maze design. Going up in the air on Saturday to get the "real" version. We'll have to see how good we were with our "carving" job!

POSTED ON 07/24/2013 :: 07:15 AM

New & Improved Harvest of Terror opens Oct. 5!

Opening night at the Harvest of Terror is Oct. 5, 2013! Don't miss a devlish dual of terror, featuring the new and improved Haunted Woods (45 minutes of freaks in the forest) and the ever-expanding Monster Safari - a zombie paintball-shooting kill thrill through numerous zombie sets in the woods! Countdown: 41 days. MONSTER LOVE will keep you updated with the latest news surrounding the 2013 Harvest of Terror (presented by 106.1 KISS FM).

POSTED ON 07/09/2013 :: 02:46 PM

We're Getting Ready for the 2013 Halloween Season...

...and we're looking forward to scaring you! Stay tuned for news and updates.

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